Microsoft Plans for more Ads on Xbox Live

Ads have been around on Xbox Live since the last major Xbox Live dashboard update, and the reception of these ads have been mixed at best. Many have been vocal about their displeasure for paying for a service and being subjected to additional advertising. According to Microsoft, however, entertainment apps such as ESPN and Last.fm… Continue reading

Shiniest Objects: Get Off Your SOPA Box

Finally, the ESA and its members start to get taken to task for supporting SOPA thanks to multiple journalists banding together. SOPA isn’t going away anytime soon, so it’s nice to see it gaining traction in the headlines a bit more. Our short week saw a new weekly series focusing on cheap/free games, although it… Continue reading

DVR Patent Acquisition Pointing to Next Xbox Functionality?

I’ll go ahead and get this off my chest up front: I hate baseless speculation on what the new consoles are going to be like. I hate speculation on what they’re going to look like even more (beacuse, really? Who cares?) On the other hand, I love speculation based on some decent evidence, particularly when it jives… Continue reading

Horribly Awesome Deals: Procrastinators’ Guide To Holiday Shopping

The season of giving is upon us and, if you’re like me, you’ve more than likely procrastinated purchasing gifts for your loved ones. I’ve actually procrastinated writing this article, so instead of breaking down the hot deals of the week, I’m going to instead point you in the direction of the best places to shop. Let The Deals… Continue reading

Proprietary Gaming Staring Death in the Face?

The 3DS is making a resurgence (or first-surgence depending on who you talk to). The PS Vita is going to release to North America on February 22, 2012, and there are people already claiming how the PS Vita will “die a horrible premature death.” Well, that’s just not good news when you’re launching a new…anything…. Continue reading

Shiniest Objects: More Bits, Less Awards

Surprising amount of headlines for a non release week, even outside of whatever that “overblown trailer reveal show with some awards in it” was. We put together a handful of editorials focused on the featured games of our Co-op Clash tournament, plus a couple of reviews because someone has to finish all of these games…. Continue reading

REPLY TO ALL: Contagiously Cheap

Sales and crazy Steam specials have seriously screwed with our abilities to finish games, though they have exposed us to some titles we wouldn’t normally get into. Let’s put on our devil’s advocate hat, think of other reasons that cheaper gaming could be a problem in the near future. How have cheaper video games and… Continue reading

E3 11: Day One Recap Featuring Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, Sony

Admittedly, we are still digging out from the flood of media and press conferences of the first day of E3. With Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, and Sony all taking to the stage there was plenty of game action to get excited about and we’ve highlighted the one’s that caught our attention below. All of this and… Continue reading

The Right Opinions on the Gears of War 3 Multiplayer Beta

For the past month, the Cursed have sawed through the juicy Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta. With the beta officially closed and the blood dried, we check in with Andrew, the Justins, and JP to see what Gears 3 is doing right and what needs a bit of work before the full release this… Continue reading

Horrible Game Night – May 23rd 8pm EST – Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood and Section 8: Prejudice

Friend request Colefacekilla for AC Brotherhood action and JPizzle151 for Section 8: Prejudice. Here we go. Game time. We want to invite all of you and your friends to join us on Xbox Live on Monday, May 23rd at 8pm EST for some group assassinations and a surprising XBLA shooter. Featured Games Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood… Continue reading